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April 29, 2006

What Category is Feminist?

Best of the Web Blog Directory lists this blog under Society / Politics / Anarchism / Anarchists. Problem is, I am not an anarchist.*

Under politics, there is no feminist heading. Instead, it is listed under Society / Issues / Feminism.

The other Society / Issues categories are:
Abortion, Conspiracy, Immigration, Iraq_War, Peace, and Terrorism. FYI, there's only one blog listed under peace. Unclear why WILPF's blog isn't there.

But seriously, what's up with this artificial barrier between politics and feminists? It serves as a further barrier to hearing the feminist political perspective. I am not primarily a liberal, conservative, green, moderate, socialist, or anarchist. I am a feminist peace activist - that is my home of political action. I'm not some random issue that can be cast aside during serious debates. I dunno. Maybe I'm reading too much into this. But I'm really sick of this "putting Baby in the corner" view of feminism. I also believe the patriarchal choice of sub-categories for politics works to further silence under-represented populations.

*I did send BOTW a message about the category they placed me in. But I'm not satisfied with the possibility of having this blog moved out of the Politics category and into an amorphous Issues category. If anything, angelheaded hipster, is more appropriate in a general feminist cultural category, not this blog.

Posted by cj at April 29, 2006 9:37 AM


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